• D.S.R.V. Laga

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    I'm down in Naples, Florida this week for a little bit of sun and a little bit of work. Jack Carlson and I are poring over thousands of images from over a hundred rowing clubs to make final selections for the coffee table book we are working on about rowing blazers. The past 18 months of shooting have seen me off to New England, Great Britain, and the Netherlands.

    Peter Evers rows for the Dutch club D.S.R.V. Laga in Delft. The threadbare blazers worn by Laga rowers are infamous for fitting like your ugly uncle's...because they kind of are. The blazers are inherited from alumni of the club. So when Peter quits rowing, he will pass down his jacket to another oarsman. What's more? Tradition dictates that the jacket cannot be cleaned until its wearer has won the most prestigious Dutch regatta: the Varsity.

    Apr 1, 2013 | Permalink (22) View/Leave Comments

    XOXO Little V left a comment on 4/10/2013 at 9:14 PM:

    Thanks for the preview!  Can’t wait for the big release.


    TG left a comment on 4/10/2013 at 7:45 PM:

    Looking forward to viewing the full collection when the book is done!


    Joey Dee left a comment on 4/9/2013 at 2:40 PM:

    Naples is great. Stop by Sarasota sometime!
    Can’t wait for this book, either!


    Harry left a comment on 4/9/2013 at 7:03 AM:

    Who’s publishing this book?


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 4/8/2013 at 3:12 PM:

    @Bergman—My photographs of Njord turned out really nice. Great group shot of them in the book.


    Bergman left a comment on 4/8/2013 at 3:00 PM:

    If you’re already using Laga and Nereus for the book, you definitely can’t miss KSRV Njord from Leiden. It’s the first and oldest student rowing club in The Netherlands, and it hosted the first ever Varsity in 1878.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 4/8/2013 at 8:46 AM:

    @emjkmj—Oh, but he sure does try. The running joke among Dutch rowing clubs is “Our drinking club has a rowing problem.”


    Graham Benton left a comment on 4/8/2013 at 7:49 AM:

    Looking forward to seeing this book, lots of interesting history and tradition behind rowing blazers, should be a great read.


    Toomuchflystyles left a comment on 4/7/2013 at 8:01 AM:

    What a great tradition. Is Peter’s jacket allowed a little Febreze once in a while? I’ll bet that thing carries quite a pong


    EMW left a comment on 4/6/2013 at 12:35 PM:

    Can’t wait for this book!


    SICrewGtownCrew left a comment on 4/5/2013 at 11:04 PM:

    I’m at the San Diego Crew Classic right now! I think I remember a few of the more unabashedly prep rowers pulling out their blazers for Sunday finals last year. This book is gonna rule.


    JSL left a comment on 4/5/2013 at 10:47 PM:

    Holy smokes. A JLC-FEC collaboration? I’ll be picking up more than one of these.

    “Utah! Get me two!”


    Andrej left a comment on 4/5/2013 at 9:44 PM:

    Great photo as always.  Can’t wait to see the book.


    emjkmj left a comment on 4/5/2013 at 8:34 PM:

    I assume Peter hasn’t earned the opportunity to clean that jacket yet!


    Benn left a comment on 4/5/2013 at 7:24 PM:

    I live in Naples, FL. If you need another set of eyes to review things, I would be happy to cut class and come over.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 4/5/2013 at 3:20 PM:

    @Speedie—Lucky.


    Speedie left a comment on 4/5/2013 at 3:04 PM:

    I don’t have an ugly uncle.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 4/5/2013 at 2:12 PM:

    @Kevin—I did not row anywhere. Mr. Carlson is a coxswain and it is through his extensive network that we were given unprecedented access into the hallowed halls and clubs of rowing.


    Dan left a comment on 4/5/2013 at 2:08 PM:

    If the man were authoring the book, that’d be one thing, but I hardly think it’s relevant for Castleberry to have had to row in order to photograph people who have.


    Kevin left a comment on 4/5/2013 at 1:53 PM:

    Fred - where/when did you row?


    MGM left a comment on 4/5/2013 at 1:51 PM:

    Great pic.  For those who are interested—the movie “Oxford Blues” contains some beautiful scenes of how Oxford students who row crew dress.  The film stars Rob Lowe.


    Makaga left a comment on 4/5/2013 at 1:04 PM:

    Stoked to see this book when it’s finished!


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